Boehm Wins German Translation Prize

Philip Boehm, translator of The Fox and Dr. Shimamura by Christine Wunnicke (New Directions), won the 2020 Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, which is awarded by the Goethe-Institute of New York. The $10,000 prize was established in 1996 to honor translators of German literature.

This is Boehm's second win. The Goethe-Institut will celebrate Boehm in a virtual event “Translating Unconventional Narratives: A Conversation with 2020 Wolff Prizewinner Philip Boehm” on May 9 at 3 p.m. EST. featuring a discussion with Boehm and chair of the jury Shelley Frisch. To register for the event, click here.

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